An Egypt cruise along the River Nile will give you an amazing opportunity to visit the wonderful monuments of Ancient Egypt & will also allow you to relax while taking in the breathtaking scenery along the river in luxurious surroundings. With busy days sightseeing & lazy evenings relaxing, this is the perfect way to spend your Egypt vacation!
A Nile river cruise is one of the most interesting ways to visit the country's main tourist attractions located in Upper Egypt. In Victorian times, it was the only way to visit the greatest remains of the ancient world. Modern tourists now have many more options to choose from, but a Nile cruise has a touch of romance and an aura of mystery about it that still makes it popular with many tourists for their Egypt vacation.
The Nile river cruise is still one of the best and easily accessible ways to visit the most important monuments of ancient Egypt during one holiday. This is partly due to tradition and the fact that the first tourists visiting these areas got to see them from the deck of cruise ships. The nineteenth-century cruises were associated with the elegance of a bygone era and its discreet luxury. However, nowadays, the popularity of an Egypt Nile cruise is also due to practical reasons, because most of the most important temples and buildings are in the immediate vicinity of the river, which makes reaching them from the water much easier. You want to get the most out of your Egypt tours and a Nile cruise will help you to see as much as possible in a short period on your trip to Egypt.
The ships sail mainly at night, when you can sleep peacefully and rest after an eventful day. However, you can also use the evening to collect additional great memories, as at night temples and buildings are beautifully lit, creating a unique spectacle against the dark sky. During the day you will have the opportunity to admire the vast landscapes, which in many places have remained unchanged for hundreds of years.
A Nile cruise ship is not only a great means of transport, but also a place for wonderful relaxation. While sailing, you can fully indulge in the pleasure of admiring the landscapes and monuments passing by. This is so much better than using road transport and standing in traffic jams, which Egypt is almost as famous for as the pyramids. Comfortable, air-conditioned cabins with private bathrooms, a bar and sun loungers on board, are just some of the amenities that await you during such an experience.
Most Nile cruises start in Luxor and visit the most famous places, such as Esna, Edfu and Kom Ombo, then arriving at the port of Aswan. On average, the cruise lasts a full four days, which gives you enough time to visit the greatest attractions of the ancient world accumulated in this part of country and use the rest of your Egypt vacation to explore other parts of the country on your Egypt tours. Whilst onboard your cruise ship, you will also get the opportunity to sail on a felucca, which is a beautiful, traditional sailing boat that you will see up & down the river. This is possible when in Luxor or Aswan.
You will cruise the River Nile onboard the luxury 5-star ship Le Fayan or another similarly appointed ship. Le Fayan features 57 cabins with panoramic views and three luxury suites.
The luxury Nile river cruise ship offers its guests a modern terrace with picturesque views of the river banks. There are a number of recreational facilities on board. If you like to be active, you can spend your free time in the swimming pool or in the mini gym. If you prefer to relax, you can unwind in the jacuzzi, be pampered in the salon or have a massage in the spa. Or you can visit a bar or a restaurant to sample the delicious food. We are sure that our Nile cruise will meet and exceed your every need.
During the luxury Nile river cruise, our guests will be accommodated in single or double cabins. Suites are also available to book at an extra cost – contact us at the Inside Egypt office to discuss upgrade options for our Egypt Nile cruises. We will help to make your trip to Egypt everything that you could want and more!